Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Forum Geografi:Indonesian Journal of Spatial and Regional Analysis is a scientific journal that publishes scientific research papers/articles in geographical related field.

The scope of this journal includes spatial and regional analysis including application of GIS and remote sensing in geography, physical as well as human geography. Forum Geografi is published by Muhammadiyah University Press (MUP), Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, that published twice a year, every July and December.


Section Policies

Research Articles

Research article is writen based on scientific research. The article should present the novelty, originality and contribution in developing knowledge. The lenght of these articles are typically from 5000 to 7000 words including the reference list. This should contain:

  • Abstract,
  • Introduction, 
  • Research Methods,
  • Results and Discussion, and
  • Conclusions.

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Special Section: Geography in Managing Coastal, Islands, and the Potential Disaster

This section is organised by guest editors Dr. Dedi Hermon and Dr. Iswandi Umar (Universitas Negeri Padang). Submission to this section should be based on scientific research that suitable to the theme: "Geography in Managing Coastal and Island Tourism Zones". See this link for further information. Editors contact: dihermon006@gmail.comiswandi_u@yahoo.com.


  • Dedi Hermon
  • Iswandi Umar
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Geographical Review of Indonesia

Geographical Review of Indonesia contains essays that describe interesting geographical objects in Indonesia (human or physical). This section aims to promote as well as to provide a scientific explanation of specific geographical phenomena in Indonesia. This type of article should contain an interesting map (giving the location of the object), interesting photo(s), and also adequate descriptions from the field supported by relevant literature. This should be 2,000–4,000 words long. This article will be reviewed for its grammar, content and originality by the editors prior the acceptance. Publication within this section is limited up to six articles per volume.

  • Choirul Amin
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Peer Review Process

1. Double blind review, both authors and reviewers will be given no access to the identity of the reviewers (for authors) or authors (for reviewers)

2. Articles will be reviewed by reviewer(s) who have relevant expertise


Publication Frequency

Forum Geografi published twice a year, every July and December.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Plagiarism Check

Each manuscript will be checked using Turnitin to ensure the originality.